1. Install Windows 7 that corresponds to your environment (Pro N x86 is my edition)
2. Disable User Account Control
3. Disable System Protection
4. Run Quest vWorkspace Desktop Optimizer
5. Install .NET Framework 4.0
6. Install prerequisites;
7. Set keyboard layout
8. Ensure VMware Tools are updated
9. Disable all power-settings
10. Run MSCONFIG and disable GUI of boot
11. Remove any excess hardware (floppy-drive, usb-devices)
12. Create shortcuts to any mapped drives / source-folders on the desktop
13. Show all icons in the system tray
14. Run Windows Update (might need to re-enable the service)
15. Activiate Windows
8 thoughts on “Setup a VM for packaging”
Does language pack matter on the packaging vm?
If it matters for your applications, it matters for the packaging VM. Personally, I haven’t hit that scenario yet.
Thanks .. for the Links at one place .. 🙂
Great that it came to use!
Just stumbled across this advice. Would you keep the sequencing box up-to-date with Windows Updates inline with the AppV 5.0 clients?
If that’s what you do for your clients, – yes
Would you suggest the above config for a 5.0 sp2 sequencer?
Everything can be re-used, however the extensive VC++ deployment is something that you will have to reconsider for your Environment (if you want to use the auto-deploy capability)